Porthmadog, Minffordd and Pont Croesor
Based around Porthmadog as we celebrate the opening of the new
station and giving you a chance to see it operating an intensive
service for the first time. There will be around 30 movements in
and out of the station during the day - we couldn’t have done
Taliesin will be available for foot plate rides.
Unveiling of National Railway Heritage Award for our
milestone restoration project.
Marquees with stalls and exhibitions in Porthmadog car park.
De Winton style vertical boiler locomotive, Leary, will be in
Steam in Porthmadog car park.
Mini slate shunts Minffordd yard - This gives the opportunity
to drive Quarry Hunslet locomotive, Lilla, around our heritage
civil engineering yard at Minffordd. Can you get the slate
wagons in the right order and on the right siding? This is the
chance for two people to test their skills of driving and
operating the points to get Lilla and her wagons around the
yard. Each slate shunt lasts approximately 90 minutes and must
be prebooked. Training will be given.
Minffordd Yard has always been at the heart of railway
operations, even way back in the early days with slate being
transferred to the standard gauge line and stored in the
Maenoffaren Shed. Today, it is the hub of our civil engineering
but is also an important heritage site. There have been several
changes in recent months and there are plans for a new building
to house some of our more unusual vehicles. Guided tours of
Minffordd yard to point out some history, explain developments
and the Waggon Tracks building project will take place
throughout the day. These are bookable as space is limited.
Shuttles to Pont Croesor will be hauled by 'Fiji'. These will
give glimpses of another of our historic locomotives, 'K1',
which is visiting the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway for their
Significant times and things to book:
Mini Slate Shunts - Driver £35, Additional helper (optional) £25
- booking essential
0900 - 1030
1100 - 1230
1330 - 1500
1530 - 1700
Minffordd Yard Tours - Must be in possession of a four day
rover - booking essential
Join the following trains from Porthmadog and meet your guide at
Minffordd Station. Return by the marked trains or continue up
the line as you wish.
Depart Porthmadog: 1010, 1135, 1305, 1500
Return trains: 1115, 1245, 1420, 1600